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Saturday, June 29, 2013

tHe sATurDaY sToRE—Nevada Gold Mine Postcard c.1908

An exceptionally lovely vintage Nevada mining postcard


Neat vintage postcard showing gold miners, the state seal & sunflowers

For mining enthusiasts, vintage postcard collectors & Nevada historians!

Condition:  Excellent (unused, with a handwritten message from the sender)

Enclosed in a plastic inner sleeve + a non-bendable protective outer pocket

Price:  $25 + free shipping

Date & Description:  Copyright 1908 by Williamson-Haffner Co., Denver—This neat color postcard predates the 1917 designation of the sagebrush as the official state flower.

Contact:  troi.nelson@comcast.net

Dated 105 years ago, this postcard shows the sunflower and the state seal with a banner reading, "All For Our Country."  The motto was later changed to "Battle Born."  Next to the flower & seal is a neat color inset of 3 miners hauling ore out of a snow-covered mountainside.

This poem is above the inset:

Golden Sunshine on they plains,
In thy mountains, golden veins,
Truly hath the sunflower told, 
That thou art as good as gold.

Unused, but hand-inscribed by the sender in black ink...

Hand-written message from the sender - unstamped & unposted
"4   I guess you are tired of this nonsense so I will close hoping this bunch of cards will please you

As ever your friend

Billy

Wm V. Rossen"

On the back:  PLACE STAMP HERE.  DOMESTIC ONE CENT.  FOREIGN TWO CENTS.  (Unstamped & unposted)

Very cool POST CARD font & American flag graphic stamped in antique gold color

Cool antique gold printed graphic & text on back